In Rome, in the Pietralata district, the first smart square is born: a public place conceived according to high standards of environmental sustainability, innovation and quality of life, with people and their needs at the center.
This is the “ Piazze smart ” project, an innovative experimentation carried out by the Capitoline Administration in collaboration with the grouping of companies consisting of Imecon, Planet Idea, the competence center of Planet Smart City and 3PItalia, companies specialized respectively in the design and production of technological solutions, in the development of projects to integrate innovation in the urban environment and in the development of public-private partnership projects.
The initiative provides for the availability of free Wi-Fi and a series of smart elements for all visitors to the Roman square. In the green area in via Cave di Pietralata it is now possible, for example, to recharge your smartphone using three exercise machines that convert the energy produced by physical activity into electricity to be exploited; find out about weather, culture and current events through an interactive multimedia totem, called Gate 1, which will integrate the services of a Smart City and will also provide first aid and video surveillance services.
The square is also equipped with three smart benches powered by solar energy and equipped with accessories (wireless charging, USB, radio, speakers); the Planet app, which can be downloaded for free, which allows residents to access the services and initiatives organized by the Community manager which facilitates good coexistence within the neighborhood, offering tools to organize activities and share common spaces.
“Today we inaugurate this first smart square that will offer new services and a new space for socializing and aggregation. We thank the companies that have promoted this experimentation and we continue the work to bring at least one smart square in every municipality of Rome. The goal is to give citizens the opportunity to regain possession of places in the city by exploiting innovation and technology to open up new perspectives ”declares the delegate of the Mayor for innovation, Massimo Bugani.
“We are pleased to bring to the capital a first important smart city project and a plan that aims to make technology a concrete service for the social community, including the neighborhood. We trust that this first Piazza smart initiative will be able to make people understand the countless advantages of using the most modern technology for the innovation of cities, areas and urban centers of all kinds “, comments Marco Orlandi, on behalf of the group of companies that invested in this innovative experimentation.